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A Touch of Classics: Episode 5—Introduction (03:47)


Rebecca Evans sings "Rusalka's Song to the Moon" by Antonin Dvorak. The water nymph has fallen in love with a prince.

Emily Beynon (06:22)

Principal flutist for the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Beynon discusses the difference between being a soloist and a principal. She performs the second movement from Jacques Ibert's "Flute Concerto."

"Festive Overture in A, Op. 96" (04:20)

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs the piece that Dmitry Shostakovich wrote for the 37th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The composer won the "People's Artist of the USSR Award."

"Ave Maria" (05:45)

Evans sings work composed by Giulio Caccini.

Hilliard Ensemble (05:39)

David James, John Potter, Rogers Covey-Crump, and Gordon Jones perform "Sapphire" by Piers Hellawell—words by Nicholas Hilliard. Potter describes the group's improvisational rehearsals. They sing "In Hydraulis" by Antoine Busnois

"Je Veux Vivre" (03:00)

Evans performs an aria from Charles Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet." Juliet tells her nurse that she wants to live fully and not marry yet.

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A Touch of Classics: Episode 5

Part of the Series : A Touch of Classics
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $300.00
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $450.00
3-Year Streaming Price: $300.00



Rebecca Evans hosts a series of programs depicting unique blends of classical music that range from Beethoven to Bernstein. The fifth of six episodes features music from Antonin Dvorak, Jacques Ibert, Dmitry Shostakovich, Giulio Caccini, Antoine Busnois, Romeo and Juliet, and Sapphire. Performers include: Evans, Emily Beynon, David James, John Potter, Rogers Covey-Crump, Gordon Jones, and the The BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: BVL138766

ISBN: 978-1-64347-110-5

Copyright date: ©1997

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